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Calico Café Caters to Cat Cuddlers Craving Kitten Companionship

'Rent A Cat' cafés like Calico in western Tokyo are catching on with wannabe pet owners in Japan's big cities who find their furry feline friends are barred from rental apartments.

Maintain the Balance with One Smart Bookshelf

I love books. I love balance. I might love balancing books. I've tried the book-on-the-head model walk before, and can make it quite some distance before the inevitable toppling, but what of maintaining the balance of my knowledge? Insert pensive nod and eyebrow lift here.

Drink (Or Possibly Guzzle) Away the Art

Hannes Broecker has created an exhibition called "Drink Away the Art." Each container contains a mixed drink and viewers of the exhibition were invited to take a glass and drink from it.

The Power of Rubble in Brazilian Graffiti

Known only as "Brazilian Graffiti", this incredible artwork was done on demolished buildings using rubble strewn about.

Anime Star 'Doraemon' Appointed Japan's Cultural Ambassador

In an effort to harness the power of anime to boost Japan's relations with the rest of the world, the Japanese government has officially appointed Doraemon, an animated robotic cat from the 22nd century, to be Japan's cultural ambassador to the world.

Solar Powered Portable Media Player Hits the Market

eMotion has released a portable media player that is solar powered. The EM-SOL1GIG touts an impressive features list at first glance. However, upon further inspection, there are several key features lacking.

Jero Bridges Cultural Divides as Japan's First Black Enka Singer

Jero, an African-American computer geek who found his voice singing karaoke, is parlaying his Japanese heritage into big bucks crooning "Enka" tunes to a legion of graying - and growing - fans.

Leave The Board Behind: Scrabble Goes Online Under Another Name

The classic board game Scrabble has a new home online, though it's not an official one! Thousands of people are playing "Scrabulous" every day, even as its inventors face off against toy company giants.

8 Hot Diggity Dog Easter Bonnets + Two Funny Bunnies

Easter's a perfect time for your dog to show off her spring wardrobe, and there's nothing more captivating than an Easter Bonnet to top off that wardrobe. So whether she's going to an Easter parade or a holiday meet-up, the Easter bonnet's a must for any stroll on Sunday. Here are 8 absolutely adorable dog Easter bonnets I've found and 2 precious bunny outfits, in case your dog wants to go out incognito!


Got Teens? Then Get Teen Repellent!

Are you getting sick and tired of teenagers congregating around you, your home or just in your general vicinity?

eWINE Match(es) Wine And Food For You

Most wines are meant to be enjoyed with foods. A wine that you taste before a meal, will likely taste quite differently when shared with a bite of smoked sturgeon or steak tartare. The right wine enriches the enjoyment of a good meal, but what many newcomers to wine don't realize is that the right foods allow you to fully enjoy a wine. eWINE Match can make it a lot easier to pair the right wines with foods than the trial and error method!

Pandigital's All-In-One HDTV, Digital Photo Frame, And Cookbook!

The TV set goes, the cookbooks are out. Let's take those barely-magnetized pictures off the frig, the ones you're always picking up from the floor.

Now, that you've made space... Here comes the Pandigital Kitchen HDTV/Digital Cookbook/Digital Photo Frame!

Sony's New USB Turntable Sparks Vinyl Revival

The new PS-LX300USB turntable and free Sound Forge Audio Studio software from Sony gives your dusty old vinyl records a new lease on life - on your MP3 player, Walkman or iPod. Your fave tunes from the pre-computerized past never sounded better!

Tudou: China's YouTube

Reach the growing Chinese market online with Tudou, China's answer to YouTube.

3D Pavement Art - It just looks so real....

Ahh, if only I could find a computer sitting all by itself on the sidewalk somewhere. Wait, that's not a real computer, is it? No, it's art!

8 Poppingly Great Bubble Gum Ads

Bubble gum companies around the world are spreading the message of big fruity bubbles, good breath and minty freshness.

Need This? Hamster Shredder

Picture this. You're an entrepreneur who, for the past few years, has found success by creating and operating a black market tax evasion business.

Oh, I Do The Cooking And My Robot Does The Dishes

Very soon, a robot will not only be doing your dishes, but cleaning your whole kitchen! The ReadyBot, shown here, is the first working prototype of a kitchen cleaner that, with adequate resources provided, could be on the market in just two years. It walks, picks up dishes, puts them in the dishwasher, and cleans the mess on the counter. In the next version, the robot will be doing these chores better and faster, and it may even be cleaning the kitchen floor.

Killing Me Slowly With Fred's Toothpicks

Fred's got a couple killer tooth products on the market, and there's soon to be a new one: Hokus Poke- Us. Do you think Fred has a sense of humor? Does he have a certain thing for teeth? His toothy products are covered here, so you decide.


James and the Giant Peach Move Over! There's a New Girl in Town

In early February, Ella Bache, an Australian skin care company, constructed a peach sculpture made of 24,000 peaches. In other words, a giant woman. This was done to publicize the company's slogan, "Skin good enough to eat."